Melissa Ho, a shareholder of Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli, has been selected to a three-year term as a director for the Advisory Board of Human Services Consultants (HSC). HSC is the state’s largest private therapeutic foster care services provider.
HSC provides services to children, adolescents, adults and families who open their homes to foster children. The youth and children served through the organization have typically been referred for an out-of-home placement due to heightened special needs. HSC’s foster care programs provide foster parent training, assistance with obtaining a foster home license, and 24-hour support once a child is place in a home environment.
“As a former juvenile crimes prosecutor, I understand how great the need is to assist youth and families facing delinquency and guardianship assistance,” Ho said. “HSC plays an important role in supporting the needs of foster families throughout Arizona. I am looking forward to being part of the significant impact the organization has throughout the state.”
Ho is a Government Investigations defense trial attorney with a detailed understanding of government regulations, intellectual property and international business. She draws on her experience as a former prosecutor with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office to successfully defend matters at both the state and federal level, skillfully guiding her clients through the complexities of government compliance.
The Arizona Foundation for Legal Services recently recognized Ho as one of Arizona’s Top 50 pro bono attorneys. Ho also serves on the Arizona State Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (SAC), volunteers on a number of committees through the State Bar of Arizona and is a member of the Arizona Women Lawyers Association and the Arizona Asian American Bar Association. Ho is the recipient of a number of distinctions, including her recent selection for the third year in a row to Benchmark Litigation’s “Under 40 Hot List” for her work as a trial lawyer.
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